"Hurley is a talented young filmmaker with range....With his new film, he establishes himself as a natural screen presence as well, alongside writing, producing, editing and directing. Toss him on your filmmakers to watch list. He’s on mine."
"The feature debut by Connor Hurley is easy-going and comfortingly familiar, but with a delightful mean streak--kind of like your stoner best friend from high school. The script...is a standout, graced with a nonchalant wit and charm to spare."
-Jonathan Kiernan, New Orleans Film Festival
“Skook” transcends the genre’s clichés by offering a complex heroine and looking in a very human way at what and why we allow ourselves to forgive."
- Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
WINNER 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival
Spirit Award for Best Narrative Short
"This is exactly the kind of filmmaking we want to be championing on our site.... salute the assured and unprecedented filmmaking on show. Short of the Week is adding the name Connor Hurley to the ever-expanding list of directors we’re expecting great things from."
-Rob Munday, Short of the Week
"One of the most poignant and disturbing bits of dystopian sci-fi we’ve seen this year." - Fantastic Fest
"A damn fine downer...The choice our lead is faced with isn’t an easy one and I sure as hell won’t be spoiling it. If you get a chance to see it, do yourself a solid and make it happen. Beautiful film." -Ain't It Cool News
I’m a writer/director/editor based in Brooklyn, NY. I made my first feature, Skook, while still in college at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. Skook went on to nab the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 23rd New Orleans Film Festival. My award-winning shorts have screened at festivals and exhibitions around the world, including the Seattle International Film Festival and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. I am currently at work on my next feature film in addition to producing and directing music videos and commercial work.
Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature
24th New Orleans Film Festival